AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus 2024, Exam Pattern and PDF

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AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus 2024

The AP DSC School Assistant syllabus 2024 and exam pattern has been out in the official notification. The exam pattern will have 4 sections with objective type questions testing candidates in these areas. Written exam is for 160 marks followed by APTET weighing 20%.

Interested candidates should prepare for the exam by studying the syllabus topics like General Knowledge, Teaching Aptitude, Educational Psychology, subject content and teaching methodology. Only those clearing the written test will undergo document verification.

Aspirants are advised to thoroughly understand the detailed exam pattern and syllabus to score high in this recruitment exam for teaching positions in state government schools across Andhra Pradesh. Preparing with focus on MCQ solving strategies is key to cracking the TRT.

AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus 2024 Overview

Exam Conducting BodyAndhra Pradesh Department of School Education (AP DSC)
Exam NameAP DSC School Assistant 2024
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline
AP DSC Exam Date15th to 30th March 2024
Job LocationAndhra Pradesh
Official websitehttps://cse.ap.gov.in/

AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus 2024 PDF Download

The AP DSC School Assistant exam syllabus PDF can be downloaded from the official website or direct link given below in this article. It outlines important subjects and topics to be prepared for the written test. Aspirants are advised to thoroughly understand the syllabus content and weightage to make a comprehensive preparation plan.

AP DSC School Assistant Exam Pattern 2024

The AP DSC School Assistant exam 2024 will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) as per the official notification. It is called the Teacher Recruitment Test (TRT) and conducted in a single stage. The MCQ questions will test candidates in their chosen teaching subjects in different languages.

  • The exam will be conducted in the form of a Computer-based Test (CBT) with objective-type questions.
  • The Written Test will be conducted in the medium as opted by the candidate in their application form.
  • For School Assistants (SAs), selection will be on the basis of combined marks secured in the Written Test (TRT) and APTET (20% weightage) except School Assistant (Physical Education).
  • For School Assistant (Physical Education) and Physical Education Teachers (PETS), selection will be on the basis of combined marks secured in the Written Test (TRT), Physical Efficiency Test and APTET (20%) weightage.
  • There is no any negative marking in the written test. 

Following table presents the medium of the test along with marking scheme:

1School Assistant (Languages)Sanskrit, Urdu, Oriya, English, Hindi, TeluguTRT802.30 hrs
2School Assistant (Non-languages- Mathematics)Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, OriyaTRT802.30 hrs
3School Assistant (Non-languages –Physical Science)Telugu, Urdu, OriyaTRT802.30 hrs
4School Assistant (Non-languages – Biological Science)Telugu, Urdu, Oriya, Tamil, KannadaTRT802.30 hrs
5School Assistant (Non-languages – Social Science)Telugu, Urdu, Oriya, TamilTRT802.30 hrs

AP DSC School Assistant Exam Pattern for School Assistant Non-Languages and Languages (TRT) 

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Part-IGeneral Knowledge and Current Affairs20 MCQs10 Marks
Part-IIPerspectives in Education10 MCQs05 Marks
Part-IIIClassroom Implications of Educational Psychology10 MCQs05 Marks
Part-IVa) Content of concerned subject

b) Methodology of concerned subject
80 MCQs

40 MCQs
40 Marks

20 Marks
Total160 MCQs80 Marks

AP DSC School Assistant Exam Pattern for School Assistant Physical Education

PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Part-IGeneral Knowledge and Current Affairs10 MCQs05 Marks
Part-IIPerspectives in Education10 MCQs05 Marks
Part-IIIPhysical Education Pedagogy20 MCQs10 Marks
Part-IV– History of Physical Education
– Methodology of concerned subject
– Basic anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology and Biomechanics
– Health Education and sports injuries
– Yoga in Physical Education
– Recreation and leisure management
– Sports training
– Concepts of wellness management
– Sports management
– Research and statistics in Physical Education 
– Officiating and Coaching
60 MCQs30 Marks
Total100 MCQs50 Marks
Part-VPhysical Efficiency Testa) 100 Mts Run (or) 800 Mts Run for Men, 100 Mts Run (or) 400 Mts Run for Women

b) Long Jump (or) High Jump for both Men and women

c) Shot Put 16 lbs for men, 8 lbs for women
10 Marks

10 Marks

10 Marks
Total80 Marks

AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus 2024

The AP DSC School Assistant exam syllabus 2024 covers important topics from General Knowledge, Teaching Aptitude, and the chosen subject specialization. The exam pattern divides the test into 4-5 parts with multiple choice questions that have a single correct answer. Candidates appearing for the Teacher Recruitment Test will get 2.5 hours to complete the paper. The exam aims to assess teaching aptitude, subject knowledge and analytical abilities required for the school assistant position.

Detailed topic-wise syllabus is pointed below:

AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus Part I – GK & Current Affairs

The AP DSC School Assistant exam will have 5-10 questions from General Knowledge and Current Affairs carrying significant weightage. Aspirants must thoroughly prepare current events at national and international levels with special focus on Andhra Pradesh affairs. Important social, political and economic events and developments must be studied along with state-specific knowledge.

  • Important static GK topics in the syllabus include freedom fighters of India, Indian constitution, geography, headquarters of international organizations etc.
  • Current events and latest happenings worldwide from the past 1 year also feature prominently.
  • Candidates need to keep themselves updated with important policy decisions of central and state governments, key personalities in politics, important days and dates, sports, awards and honors, budgets and economic surveys, science and technology etc.
  • Questions will test fundamental general knowledge in areas including history, culture, economy, polity and governance.
  • As this section carries significant weightage, candidates must prepare extensively by regularly reading newspapers, magazines and referring to standard GK books and current affairs resources.

AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus Part II – Perspectives in Education

History of EducationThe Education in Ancient India: Pre-Vedic and Post-Vedic period, Medieval Education, Education in Pre Independent era, Woods Despatch (1854), Hunter Commission (1882), Hartog Committee (1929), Sargent Committee (1944)

Education in Post Independent era: Mudaliar Commission (1952-53), Kothari Commission (1964-66), Ishwarbhai Patel committee (1977), NPE-1986, POA-1992 
Teacher EmpowermentNeed, interventions for empowerment

Professional code of conduct for teachers

Teacher motivation

Professional development of Teachers and Teacher organizations

National / State Level Organizations for Teacher Education

Maintenance of Records and Registers in Schools. 
Educational Concerns in Contemporary IndiaDemocracy and Education, Equality, Equity, Quality in Education, Equality of Educational opportunities. 

Economics of Education, Education as Human Capital, Education and Human Resource Development, Literacy – Saakshar Bharat Mission. 

Population Education, Gender – Equality, Equity and Empowerment of Women, Urbanization and migration, Life skills. 

Adolescence Education 

Value Education – Moral Value and Professional Ethics in Education. 

Health and Physical Education · Inclusive Education – Classroom Management in Inclusive Education 

Role of Education in view of Liberalization, Privatization and Globalization 

Programmes and Projects – APPEP, DPEP, SarvaSikshaAbhiyan, National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL), Rashtriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), KGBVs, Model Schools, Rashtriya Avishkar Abhiyan (RAA), Incentives and special provisions – Mid Day Meals, Free Books, Scholarship, Awards, Welfare Hostels, Transportation. 

Current Trends in Education – Badipelusthondi, BadikiVasta, Mavuru – ManaBadi, Vidyanjali, SwachaPatasala, Inspire, Kalavutsav. 
Acts / RightsRight of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act – 2009 

Right to Information Act – 2005 

Child Rights 

Human Rights
National Curriculum – Framework, 2005Perspective, Guiding Principles, Learning and Knowledge, Teaching Learning Process, Assessment, Systemic Reforms, National Educational Policy 2020 

AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus Part III – Classroom implications of Educational Psychology

  1. Individual differences – Inter and intra individual differences, meaning, nature and theories of intelligence with special emphasis on multiple intelligence, IQ, assessment of intelligence, EQ, Creativity. Attitude, Aptitude, Interest, Habit and its Influence on Intelligence – Classroom implementation.
  2. Learning – Theories and approaches of learning, learning curves, Factors, Phases, Dimensions of learning, Types of learning, Transfer of learning. Memory, Forgetting, Learning and assessment- Classroom implementation.
  3. Personality – Nature, characteristics and theories of personality, factors of Personality, Assessment of Personality, Mental health, Adjustment, Stress – nature, Symptoms and management. Emotional intelligence, Management of emotions Classroom implementation.

AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus Part IV – Concerned Subjects

Part IV of the AP DSC School Assistant exam pertains to the specific subject/discipline chosen by the candidate. This section will have questions testing knowledge on the subject content as well as teaching methodology and aptitude. Candidates have to select and apply for one of the subjects like Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Science, Social Studies, English etc. Based on their academic qualification and specialization, they need to thoroughly prepare the syllabus topics of their chosen subject.

NOTE: The content of the Concerned Subjects will be based on VI – X Present A.P. Government Text Books or Intermediate – Telugu Academy Text Books. Part II, Part III and Methodology of Concerned Subjects portion of Part IV will be based on 2014-2018 B.Ed Syllabus of A.P. Universities or Telugu Academy Text Books.

AP DSC School Assistant Syllabus 2024 FAQs

What is the syllabus for school assistant in AP DSC exam?

The AP DSC SA Syllabus 2024 includes topics related to General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Educational Psychology, Methodology of Teaching, Content of Concerned Subjects etc.

What will be the marking scheme of the Andhra Pradesh DSC SA exam?

Each paper will be conducted for 2.5 hours for 80 marks.

Is there any negative marking in the AP DSC exam?

As per the notification, there is no any penalty for the wrong answers.


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